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Dec 5, 2012 10:00pm PST
. joining me now, dana bash, jessica yellin, and david gergen. what's the latest? >> reporter: they are a long way from a deal. but late today speaker boehner and president obama did speak to one another on the phone. now, this is an important development because it's the first time they've talked in a week about the fiscal cliff. i am told, though, that there was no real progress in negotiations. in this sense there was no breakthrough on that central point of tax rates. as you know, president obama insists there is no deal unless the gop agrees to raise rates on the top 2% of earners. the gop says that's a nonstarter. and the two men have not moved from that basic position. now, all of this comes at the same time treasury secretary geithner also said for the first time the administration would be willing to go over the fiscal cliff if the gop does not agree to raise those rates. this was treasury secretary geithner earlier today on cnbc. >> is the administration prepared to go over the fiscal cliff? >> oh, absolutely. there's no prospect to an agreement that doesn't involve
Dec 12, 2012 1:00pm PST
dana bash is turning to more details now on what's apparently going wrong. what's the latest? >> reporter: a very interesting moment when the former democratic house speaker nancy pelosi had blunt advice for the current republican house speaker in terms of learning how to get his caucus together to find a deal that can actually pass congress and that the president will sign and those blunt words were, quote, figure it out. sources of both parties say a tuesday evening phone call between the president and speaker boehner did not go well. >> well, the president and i had a deliberate call yesterday and we spoke honestly and openly about the differences that we face. >> cnn has learned at least part of the reason why. tuesday's gop counteroffer included a renewed explicit call for a, quote, permanent extension of bush era tack cuts for the top 2% of americans. according to a democratic source familiar with the language. the democratic source argued that proposing to permanently extend tax cuts for the wealthy that the president calls a nonstarter shows that republicans are eithe
Dec 6, 2012 1:00pm PST
" in just a moment. first, let's get some background from our senior congressional correspondent dana bash joining us from capitol hill. i think it's fair to say, dana, all of us were stunned by this announcement today. >> reporter: that's right, wolf. well, senator demint had always said he was going to limit himself to two terms in the senate. but he's not even halfway through his second term and saying he's going to leave in january with almost four years left. i'm told he didn't tell his staff about his decision until this morning right before it was made public. but he said this was an offer to go to this conservative think tank he couldn't pass up. jim demint's announcement that he's leaving the senate was a stunner. >> i honestly believe i can do a lot more on the outside than i can on the inside. >> reporter: the anti-government, anti-tax conservative crusader certainly made a mark on the inside. on the senate floor, a frequent voice of objection against legislation backed by both parties. >> is there any objection? >> mr. president, i object. >> reporter: just this week he helped
Dec 11, 2012 6:00am PST
to make a point. let's go to dana in maryland. >> caller: good morning, everybody. i wanted to tell chris about the d.c. show. he did kind of give a little hint. he said i think i might have give ina hint -- >> stephanie: all right. we have two huge surprise guests on panel -- >> caller: yeah. >> stephanie: okay. get to your point. >> caller: okay. when you're doing right-wing world and i'm saying shut up and jim is saying idiot. it's really fun -- >> stephanie: it's mystery science insult theater. >> caller: chris you beat me to it with scalia yesterday. >> yes. >> stephanie: and of all the disgusting things people have compared homosexuality is that not the worst? and he is a supreme court. >> caller: oh, yeah. especially when the murder rates in this country are so out of control. >> yeah, and there is a huge difference. >> caller: exactly. and so it scares me and i was wondering if you guys are a little worried or feeling confident >> stephanie: i don't think anybody has any illusions as to how scalia is going to vote. >> caller: i just get a little nervous about
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